Mojo Rawley is preparing for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in a major way with a hardcore WWE Performance Center workout.03/30/2017 - 12:30
Speaking with host Jonathan Coachman on ESPN's "SportsCenter," John Cena and Nikki Bella talk about working with each other in the ring and their favorite WrestleMania moments.03/30/2017 - 12:00
In a candid interview, Seth Rollins speaks on his complicated history with his mentor-turned-nemesis, Triple H.03/30/2017 - 10:45
Find out how Seth Rollins' knee is holding up as he trains for his Non-Sanctioned Match against Triple H at WrestleMania 33.03/29/2017 - 21:00
The Raw Women's Champion meets a young admirer at the Florida Hospital for Children who plans to challenge Bayley for the title someday.03/29/2017 - 20:00
With WrestleMania 33 only days away, the Raw Women's Champion begins her final preparations for her big match.03/29/2017 - 20:00
The Olympic Gold Medalist offers some insight into his state of mind as his WWE Hall of Fame induction nears.03/29/2017 - 20:00
Raw Women's Champion Bayley returns to the place where she learned the ropes, the WWE Performance Center, and greets some old friends.03/29/2017 - 17:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/29/2017 - 13:00
Will Goldberg go 3-0 against Brock Lesnar, or will Paul Heyman's Beast Incarnate take the Universal Title? Find out at WrestleMania, streaming live this Sunday on the award-winning WWE Network.03/28/2017 - 15:15
Still Diggin it...
You’re an announcer, occasional in-ring competitor and mentor to the next generation of Superstars. How difficult is it to juggle all of these responsibilities?
It’s not very difficult at all if you’ve got love for the business and love for the youth. My whole thing is about giving back. It’s about keeping the business going and helping the young guys, like Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston. These are the young men who are going to be competing atWrestleManiafor the next 10-20 years.
Do you feel that todays Superstars have a tougher time because there are so few veterans in the locker room to turn to?
I honestly feel like its my duty and responsibility to try to step into their place and fill that void. So many of those young stars right now are just spinning their wheels—not sure which way to go. They’re just receiving so much mixed information, and they’re not it from a guy who has actually been there contesting that main event atWrestleMania. You have to have someone to teach them what it takes to go out in front of the WWE Universe and become not just a player, but also a Superstar.
So, in your opinion, what’s the biggest sin a new, would-be Superstar can commit?
To not show respect. One of the lost arts of this business is respect. That’s truly one of the things that made this business what it is today. Respect is Number One for me. I came up in a company the South, and I was one of the few black guys on the roster. I had to earn respect from guys like Ric Flair. It didn’t come overnight. But I will never forget the night Ric Flair came right up to me and said, “Kid, I’m passing the torch to you.” For Ric Flair to talk about passing the torch—well, that meant I had gained his respect after all those years.
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